NEW CASTLE, Del., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Speakman, the premier maker of high-performance shower heads and plumbing products for over 140 years, is celebrating World Water Day by pledging to preserve the world's most precious resource by helping the U.S. save one billion gallons of water this year.
In order to reach this goal, Speakman is urging consumers, hotels and shower enthusiasts alike across the country to change the way they shower without sacrificing performance. Every year Americans use 1.2 trillion gallons of water on showers alone, and an average of 20 gallons per shower. By making the switch to a low-flow shower head, like the recently launched Speakman Reaction, consumers can reduce water waste by up to 20% per shower and maintain a superior experience, truly making their shower count in the fight against the world water crisis.
Speakman is also enlisting the help of notable partner companies that share the common goal of improving conservation and clean water efforts. Today, Speakman and the Surfrider Foundation launch the "Every Drop Counts" campaign by committing to a skipping a shower to save water. Later this summer, Speakman and Dogfish Head Brewery will ask consumers to "Have a Cold One" by taking a cold shower to save energy, and Speakman has pledged over 400 Reaction showerheads to the Firefly Music Festival, which takes place in Dover, DE, June 16-19, 2016.
As part of its water saving initiative, Speakman also will donate $1 to its nonprofit water conservation partners Surfrider and The Nature Conservancy Delaware (up to $100,000) every time the company's "Make Your Shower Count" videos, part of its digital blitz to encourage water savings, are shared on social media.
Launched last year, the Speakman Reaction shower head is specially designed to perform exceptionally well in low-pressure environments, thanks to a turbine-powered engine that provides an uncompromised shower experience using significantly less water. The Speakman Reaction is EPA WaterSense-labeled and saves at least 10,000 gallons of water over the life of the shower head, compared to regular-flow products. Available in three colors, the Reaction retails for under $25.
"We all know that water is one of our most precious resources. But we all love our showers, too, don't we? Speakman is committed to protecting both—water and a great shower," said Speakman Vice President of Product and Marketing Kristin Barclay. "Reaching our collective goal of saving one billion gallons of water has never been easier because of the Speakman Reaction. Now, you can have the most powerful shower and save 20 percent of the water you'd normally use—all for $25. It's a no brainer. With our powerful partnerships and innovative products that save water while delivering an amazing showering experience, Speakman and its customers can make an impact not only on this World Water Day, but every day."
What's your reaction to the world water crisis? Visit www.makeyourshowercount.com and use the hashtag #makeyourshowercount to tell us how you'll be helping to save one billion gallons of water this year, and learn more about exciting campaigns with our partners.
To learn more about Speakman's conservation and clean water efforts, visit http://speakman.com/about/for-the-love-of-water.
Speakman invented showering. For over 140 years, Speakman has pioneered the shower industry, first as a premiere American technology innovator, and continuously as a shower market leader. With the creation of the Anystream® showerhead in the early 1920's, Speakman popularized the modern shower as well as the total shower experience that is still widely imitated. Today, Speakman continues to its focus on performance, craftsmanship, and the stewardship of our most precious natural resource: water. From showerheads and designer-inspired bath collections for the home to fixtures for the hospitality industry and safety products for commercial, laboratory, and industrial environments, Speakman engineers excellence. Visit us on the web, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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